Five armed robbers aged 30 to 45 have been arrested after a successful joint operation by the Johannesburg Central Police and JMPD.
The arrest comes after a terrorizing spree on motorists travelling on the M2 West off-ramp and Main Reef Street. It is alleged that the armed robbers attacked a 27-year-old male and a 29-year-old woman – both driving different vehicles.
The robberies occurred while the drivers were stationery by the robots. Using firearms in the commissioning of the crimes the robbers pointed the weapons at the driver and took his cell phone as well as cash amounting to two thousand Rands (R2 000). While a cell phone and handbag containing a wallet and ID document was taken from the female driver.
Traumatized, the woman screamed for help as the man drove off to alert the police. The law enforcement agents managed to trace and follow the suspects who were in a quantum taxi.
“All the suspects were apprehended and the belongings of the victims were recovered, including the two firearms used in the commissioning of the crime,” Captain Xoli Mbele said in a statement.